"So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver."
2 Corinthians 9:7
Aloha! I have something exciting I want to share with all of you. In an effort to be faithful stewards with what God has entrusted us with, I want to tell you about a new service we are using to help with our calling of being generous believers.
In 2 Corinthians Paul demonstrates the call of stewardship to the Church in support of Macedonian believers.
He says these words:
“He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God lives a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.” -2 Corinthians 9:6-8 We now offer online giving to our congregation. The hope and prayer of our church staff and myself is that offering online giving will allow us to accomplish a couple of things.
First, it will provide the flexibility for our members to give how they want to, regardless of day or time. You’ll be able to give your tithes and offerings in several different ways. We have a link above where you can give. Part of the flexibility we are giving you is the payment method you use to give. Of course, you’ll still be able to give via a check, even through our online giving platform or you can also give with a credit or debit card. You can also continue to give in person at any of our services by depositing a check or cash amount into the wooden chest in the back of the auditorium.
Second, it will help all of us better develop a habit of giving regularly. Online giving is going to help us be better stewards by affording you the opportunity to give on a regular basis. You will be able to set up recurring tithes and offerings in which will be able to be obedient to God and fulfill what He calls us to do.
Giving is truly a worship experience, and online giving can enrich that experience. Without it, we may miss out on an incredible way of becoming more like Christ, both as individuals and as members of His Church.
I love our church. I love our people. I love the Body of Christ that our church represents. And I love the opportunity to be faithful in our tithes and offerings to Him. As Paul reminds us, God loves a cheerful giver.